Yamaha DME64N Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1 DIGITAL MIXING ENGINE Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 2 Explanation of Graphical Symbols The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert CA UT IO N the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
  • Page 3 Yamaha Corporation of America or its subsidiaries. of other electronic devices. Compliance with FCC regulations does * This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA. (class B) ADVARSEL! IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM Lithiumbatteri—Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering.
  • Page 4 • If this device should be dropped or damaged, immediately turn off the have it inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel. power switch, disconnect the electric plug from the outlet, and have the device inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel.
  • Page 5: Backup Battery

    Yamaha service personnel replace the backup battery. Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or modifications to the device, or data that is lost or destroyed. Always turn the power off when the device is not in use.
  • Page 6 In order to take full advantage of the features and performance provided by the DME64N/24N, we urge you to read this owner’s manual thoroughly before use, and keep it in a safe place for future reference.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    ICP1 ........56 CASCADE Connection (DME64N only) ... 32 CP4SW, CP4SF, and CP1SF .
  • Page 8: About The Documentation

    The DME64N has four I/O card slots, while the DME24N has one I/O card slot and eight channels of built- in analog audio I/O. A single I/O card can handle up to 16 channels of audio I/O, so the DME64N can handle a maximum of 64 audio I/O channels. The DME24N can handle up to 24 audio I/O channels.
  • Page 9: Dme64N/24N Audio System Overview

    Multi-band output processing is just one of the many output processing functions the DME64N/24N could be applied to. A single DME64N can handle up to 64 channels, while a DME24N can handle up to 24 channels, for extraordinary capacity and versatility.
  • Page 10: System Examples

    Speakers (L) Speakers (R) Speakers (L) Speakers (R) ICP1 Intelligent Control Panel Mics Mics Region A-1 Region B-1 Region A-2 Region B-2 CP1SF CP1SF Control Panel Control Panel Speakers (L) Speakers (R) Speakers (L) Speakers (R) Mics Mics DME64N/24N Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 11 I/O card and an NHB32-C network hub bridge can feed the control room output to the system’s DME64N units over distances of up to 2 kilometers via multimode optical fiber cables. The control room also houses the system-control computer running the DME Designer application software, and an ICP1 Intelligent Control Panel for general DME unit control.
  • Page 12 In this type of application the DME64N could be used to provide up to an additional 64 matrix outs as well as output processing such as GEQs, level controls, crossovers, delays, and more. The DME-to-console connection can be made either the cascade connector.
  • Page 13: Dme64N/24N Audio System Network

    The entire area serviced by the system is the “area,” while audio processing divisions within the area are “zones.” A single computer can be used to control the entire area as well as individual zones in a DME64N/24N audio system.
  • Page 14: Dme64N/24N Audio System Control

    A combination of all configuration and preset parameter combinations is called a “scene.” A scene determines the audio effect(s) in the zone. Scenes can be recalled from the panels of the DME64N/24N and ICP1, other controllers connected via MIDI or GPI, or computer control. Up to 999 scenes can be stored for each zone.
  • Page 15: Dme Designer

    DME Designer DME Designer The DME Designer software application, supplied with the DME64N/24N, can be used to create configurations as well as control the entire area. A DME64N/24N network system cannot be set up entirely from the DME64N/24N alone. Configurations and scene data must be created on a computer running the DME Designer application, and then transferred from the computer to the DME64N/24N.
  • Page 16: The Controls And Connectors

    Lights while data communication is occurring via the [USB], [NETWORK], or [CASCADE] connector. Received data causes the indicator to light in green, while transmitted data causes the indicator to light in orange. If a problem occurs the indicator will light in red. DME64N/24N Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 17 * [CANCEL] Button ([IN] and [OUT] connectors). Closes the window on the display. NOT E The DME64N has no built-in analog audio inputs or outputs ( [ENTER] Button ([IN] and [OUT] connectors). Confirms and enters a value or setting. 9 [SCENE NUMBER] Indicator º...
  • Page 18: Rear Panel

    This Euroblock connector provides access to the unit’s GPI (General Purpose Interface) interface for transfer of control NOT E signals to and from external equipment. The DME64N When connecting to two-prong type AC mains outlets use the provides 16 channels of GPI input and output, while the supplied plug adaptor.
  • Page 19 9 I/O Slots Connectors Optional Yamaha or third-party mini-YGDAI cards can be plugged in here for system expansion. The DME64N has These are standard MIDI connectors that handle reception four I/O slots, while the DME24N has one. and transmission of MIDI data: [MIDI IN] receives MIDI One expansion card can be plugged into each slot.
  • Page 20: Preparation

    Use only the AC power cord supplied with the DME64N/24N. If the supplied cord is lost or damaged ands needs to be replaced, contact your Yamaha dealer. The use of an inappropriate replacement can pose a fire and shock...
  • Page 21 Once the appropriate data has been transferred to the device, the current number and name will appear on the display: If any scene data has been stored in the DME64N/24N, the current scene and its name will be displayed. Set up the DME64N/24N operation parameters.
  • Page 22: I/O Card Installation

    I/O Card Installation The DME64N has four I/O card slots, and the DME24N has one I/O card slot. The number of audio input channels available on the DME64N/24N can be increased by plugging the appropriate mini-YGDAI I/O card(s) into the available card slot(s).
  • Page 23: I/O Card Installation Procedure

    I/O Card Installation I/O Card Installation Procedure Make sure that the DME64N/24N power is OFF. If the power is on, turn it off. Loosen the two card slot screws and remove the slot cover, as shown in the diagram. N OT E The slot cover and screws will need to be re-attached if the I/O card is later removed from the slot, so keep them in a safe place.
  • Page 24: Connection

    Connection Connection The DME64N/24N must be connected to other DME64N/24N units as well as other audio equipment, according to the audio system design. Signal Types DME64N/24N audio system signals can be broadly categorized as follows. 1. Audio The DME64N/24N will be required to send and receive audio signals to and from other DME64N/24N units as well as other audio equipment.
  • Page 25 Audio Signals (Power Amp, (Microphone, Recorder, etc.) CD Player, etc.) DME64N/24N DME64N/24N Matrix Output Processor Audio Signals (Power Amp, Recorder, etc.) DME64N/24N Output Processor : Audio : Zone Control : Device Control : Word Clock Word Clock Master DME64N/24N Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 26: Usb Connection

    The USB port being used by the DME Designer cannot also be used by a MIDI sequencer or other application. N OT E When connecting a computer to a DME64N/24N via USB, the appropriate USB-MIDI driver must be installed on the computer. Refer to the DME Designer Installation Guide for details on installing the appropriate driver.
  • Page 27: Ethernet Connection ([Network] Connector)

    N OT E A cross cable can be used to directly connect DME64N/24N and/or ICP1 units. In such cases set the Link Mode parameters in the network settings pages of both units the same way (page 49 of this document).
  • Page 28 Use a switching hub that is compatible with 100Base-TX/10Base-T network speeds. When using category 5 UTP cable (Unshielded Twisted Pair), the total length of the cables connecting the DME64N/24N to the hub or control panel unit can be up to 100 meters. Due to differences in cable and switching hub performance, however, proper operation at the maximum length cannot be guaranteed in some cases.
  • Page 29 Router Switching Hub Switching Hub Ethernet Ethernet Ethernet Ethernet Straight Cable Straight Cable Straight Cable Straight Cable DME64N/24N DME64N/24N DME64N/24N DME64N/24N (IP Address: (IP Address: (IP Address: (IP Address: Computer (IP Address: DME64N/24N Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 30: Midi Connection

    DME64N/24N DM2000 Digital Mixer or Other Controller If the [MIDI OUT] connector of the DME64N/24N is connected to the [MIDI IN] connector of an SPX2000 or similar digital effect unit, and if the DME64N/24N and SPX2000 are set up appropriately, DME64N/24N program change operations will case the corresponding effect to be recalled on the effect unit.
  • Page 31: Gpi Connection

    Appendix of this manual (page 59). The DME64N provides 16 channels of GPI input and output, and the DME24N provides 8 channels. Each input channel has an IN terminal and a +V terminal. Each output channel has an OUT terminal and a GND terminal.
  • Page 32: Cascade Connection (Dme64N Only)

    IN] connector. In the bidirectional mode signal flow also occurs in the reverse direction via the same cable. The total number of audio channels that can be connected to a mixer or DME64N/24N unit is 32. Word clock is continuously output from both the [CASCADE IN] and [CASCADE OUT] connectors, and is received by the corresponding [CASCADE IN] or [CASCADE OUT] connector on the connected device.
  • Page 33: Word Clock Connection

    Word clock can also be received and transmitted via a mini-YGDAI card installed in an I/O slot, or the [CASCADE IN] and [CASCADE OUT] connectors. It is necessary to specify whether the DME64N/24N will use the internal word clock or an external word clock for synchronization.
  • Page 34: Remote Connection

    DME Designer application. When connecting to a combination of AD8HR and AD824 head amplifiers, be sure to place the AD8HR units closest to the DME64N/24N in the chain, otherwise the AD8HR unit(s) may not be properly recognized by the DME64N/24N.
  • Page 35: Analog Audio Connection ([In] And [Out] Connectors) (Dme24N Only)

    Terminal Screw Euroblock Plug Insert cables. Securely tighten terminal screws. Pull the cables (not too strongly) to confirm that they are securely connected. Plug the Euroblock plug into the panel connector. +: Hot -: Cold G: GND DME64N/24N Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 36 Euroblock conversion) MIDI REMOTE WORD CLOCK THRU AC IN 75 TERMINATED OUT GND SLOT DME24N N OT E Analog audio input and output can also be connected via an I/O Card installed in a DME64N/24N I/O card slot. DME64N/24N Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 37: I/O Slots

    Connection I/O Slots The DME64N has four I/O card slots, and the DME24N has one I/O card slot. The number of audio input channels available on the DME64N/24N can be increased by plugging the appropriate mini-YGDAI I/O card(s) into the available card slot(s). Some types of cards also provide control and/or word clock transmission and reception functionality.
  • Page 38: Panel Operation And Displays

    The Panel Buttons and Displays By pressing the panel buttons it is possible to select the DME64N/24N Main display, Utility display, and Parameter Edit displays that allow individual settings to be edited and changed. refer to the pages listed below for more detailed information about each display.
  • Page 39: Main Display

    NOT E rightmost position has been reached. Nothing will appear on the display if no scene data is stored in the DME64N/24N scene memory (this is the case when the unit is initially shipped, for example). 4 Mute Indicator Shows the current mute ON/OFF status.
  • Page 40: Parameter Edit Displays

    E ] [ F ] – Use the cursor buttons – [ to select the value to be edited. 1 Name of parameter selected for editing 2 Fader 3 Knob 4 Minimum and maximum values 5 Current value DME64N/24N Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 41 In some cases a confirmation dialog will appear when the button. [ENTER] button is pressed. If this occurs press the [ENTER] button a second time to continue. Press the [ENTER] button to select the highlighted item and close the window. DME64N/24N Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 42: Editing User Defined Parameters

    Parameter Edit Displays ON/OFF Parameters Mute Switching Parameters that are either ON or OFF are edited via this Turns the DME64N/24N output mute function ON or type of display (e.g., Mute Parameter Edit display in “Mute OFF. Switching” on page 42).
  • Page 43: Scene Recall

    The DME Designer application is used to make scene changes from a computer. If a GPI/MIDI controller is to be used for changes it must be initially set up for scene change control by using the DME Designer. DME64N/24N Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 44: Monitoring

    N OTE NOT E “Probe” will appear on the DME64N/24N display while the These functions cannot be accessed from the ICP1. Probe Monitor function is active. Press the [MONITOR] button. The slots available for monitoring will be shown in the parameter list.
  • Page 45: Spectrum Display

    Peak levels are cleared after one second when peak hold is OFF. To turn the peak hold function ON or OFF, move the cursor to the PEAK HOLD ON/OFF setting and press the [ENTER] key to alternately turn it ON or OFF. DME64N/24N Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 46: Level Meter Display

    [CASCADE IN] or [CASCADE OUT]. NOT E [SLOT2] ~ [SLOT4] and [CASCADE IN], [CASCADE OUT] are only available on the DME64N, while [A/D D/A] is only available on the DME24N. 2 Channel Number A maximum of 32 [CASCADE IN]/[CASCADE OUT] channels can be displayed, while for other channels a maximum of 16 can be displayed.
  • Page 47: Utility Displays

    SLOT1-4 Current status of the word clock received via cards plugged in to the I/O card slots. Slot Displays info about an I/O card installed in a DME64N/24N I/O slot. Page 52 Card name Displays the name of the installed card.
  • Page 48: Utility Display Operation

    41. NOT E N OTE The user ID can not be changed from the DME64N/24N Zone status of ICP1 is fixed to “Slave.” This cannot be changed. controls. N OTE 2 Program Version Make sure that one zone master is assigned for each zone.
  • Page 49: Display Setup (Disp) Page

    Slow: The meters fall slower than the actual changes in the signal level, allowing easier reading in some cases. Edit using the “List Parameters” editing procedure described on page 41. DME64N/24N Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 50: Security Setup (Lock) Page

    If you forget your password the unit cannot be operated! If you forget your password contact the system administrator. If the password become unrecoverable for some reason and you need to unlock the system, please contact your Yamaha representative. DME64N/24N Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 51: Miscellaneous Setup (Misc) Page

    DME64N/24N unit is set to “Disable,” scene store operations clock, the cascade clock, or a slot clock, for example – and will be possible via another DME64N/24N in the same zone that press the [ENTER] button. is set to “Enable.”...
  • Page 52: Slot Information (Slot) Page

    41. N OTE NOT E When the DME64N/24N is functioning as the zone master and This page will not appear on the ICP1 display. is connected to a computer running the DME Designer application via USB, the MIDI port being used by the DME Designer will not be available.
  • Page 53: Gpi Setup (Gpi) Page

    1 to 16 to be set, then press the [ENTER] button to set the MIN value to the current input voltage. 4 Calibration Info Shows the calibration settings as well as the current input voltage. DME64N/24N Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 54: Head Amplifier Setup (Ha) Page

    AD8HR. Edit using the “List Parameters” editing procedure described on page 41. DME64N/24N Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 55: Cascade Setup (Cascad) Page

    Individually sets the high-pass filter frequency for each from mixer. AD8HR head amplifier channel. This parameter is only : Channel audio will be transferred between DME64N/ available for the AD8HR head amplifier. 24N units. Edit using the “Numeric Parameters” editing procedure N OTE described on page 40.
  • Page 56: Appendix

    When the Main display is showing this button calls the Parameter Edit display for the user-defined parameter in the upper left corner of the display. When the Utility display is showing it has the same function as the [E] cursor button on the DME64N/ 24N.
  • Page 57 Displays scene information and device parameters. @ Dial Adjusts the value of selected parameters. The ICP1 dial functions in the same way as the DME64N/24N dial. ICP1 Installation Please have the ICP1 installed by a Yamaha-qualified contractor. Consult your Yamaha representative.
  • Page 58 • When using category 5 UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) cable, the total length of the cables connecting the control panel unit to the hub or DME64N/24N can be up to 100 meters. Due to differences in cable and switching hub performance, however, proper operation at the maximum length cannot be guaranteed in some cases.
  • Page 59: Cp4Sw, Cp4Sf, And Cp1Sf

    Yamaha representative. Cable Cable lengths up to 100 meters can be used to connect to the DME64N/24N if CPEV cable with a conductor diameter of greater than 0.65 millimeters is used. Bare cable ends to be connected to the Euroblock as shown in the diagram.
  • Page 60 Tighten the screws used to attach the control panel to the frame plate with a torque of less than 1.5 Nm. CP4SW CP1SF Control panel unit Euroblock connected Control panel unit Euroblock connected Frame plate for control Frame plate for control panel mounting panel mounting CP4SF Control panel unit Euroblock connected Frame plate for control panel mounting DME64N/24N Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 61: Error Messages

    Set the scene store parameter to “Enable” via the Utility display “Lock” page. Status messages The DME64N/24N clock is not in sync with the clock Set the device connected to the [CASCADE IN] CAS. In Sync Err signal being received at the [CASCADE IN] connector.
  • Page 62 SLOT2 Sync Err The DME64N clock is not synchronized with the clock of Make sure that the DME64N and the card installed in I/O the card installed in I/O slot 2. slot 2 are set to use the same word clock.
  • Page 63: Troubleshooting

    (in the case of Ethernet connection). Cannot recall a scene. Appropriate scene data has not been stored in Set up and store an appropriate scene in the DME64N/ the DME64N/24N. 24N. Use the DME Designer for scene setup. The 96kHz/88.2kHz/48kHz/ The DME64N/24N is not synchronized to the Select a different word clock source.
  • Page 64 Disengage the Panel Lock function. Refer to the “Panel Lock” section on page 39. No DME64N/24N is assigned as the zone For each zone one DME64N/24N must be assigned as master. the zone master. This can be accomplished via the Utility display “Net”...
  • Page 65: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications Specifications and descriptions in this owner’s manual are for information purposes only. Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to change or modify products or specifications at any time without prior notice. Since specifications, equipment or options may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer.
  • Page 66: Connector Pin Assign

    Connector Pin Assign Connector Pin Assign [CASCADE IN/OUT] Connectors (DME64N only) CASCADE IN CASCADE OUT Signal Signal Signal Signal INPUT 1-2 (+) INPUT 1-2 (-) OUTPUT 1-2 (+) OUTPUT 1-2 (-) INPUT 3-4 (+) INPUT 3-4 (-) OUTPUT 3-4 (+)
  • Page 67 2 —— 6 3 —— 3 3 —— 1 4 —— 4 4 —— 4 5 —— 5 5 —— 5 6 —— 6 6 —— 2 7 —— 7 7 —— 7 8 —— 8 8 —— 8 DME64N/24N Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 68: Dimensions

    Dimensions Dimensions Unit: mm DME64N 4-M3 DME24N 4-M3 DME64N/24N Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 69: Midi Data Format

    Change Table” assignments. 1.3 MIDI Clock BPM (beats per minute) based parameters can be controlled by a MIDI clock signal transmitted to the DME64N/24N. “MIDI Program Change Table,” “MIDI Control Change Table,” and “MIDI Parameter Change Table” assignments can be made via the DME Designer application.
  • Page 70 Selects the input/output port to be used for MIDI communication. 3.2 DAW Controller Specifies the DAW controller type when a DAW control surface is to be used to control the DME64N/24N. When Type 1/ 2 is selected, Host Select is automatically set to MIDI.
  • Page 71 Transmission does not occur when switching Configurations. Refer to “Supplementary Information 1” for cases in which multiple messages are assigned to single parameter. Status Bnh (1011nnnnb) Control Change Data cch (0cccccccb) Control Change No. (1-31,33-95,102-119) vvh (0vvvvvvvb) Control Value (0-127) DME64N/24N Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 72 Change Table.” The “MIDI Control Change Table” and “MIDI Parameter Change Table” can be set up via the DME Designer application. Multiple messages can be assigned to a single parameter, but the DME64N/24N will only transmit one of the assigned messages.
  • Page 73 MIDI Data Format YAMAHA [Digital Mixing Engine] Date :31-MAR-2004 Model DME64N/24N MIDI Implementation Chart Version : 1.0 Function... Transmitted Recognized Remarks Basic Default 1 - 16 1 - 16 Memorized Channel Changed 1 - 16 1 - 16 Default ˛...
  • Page 74: Glossary

    Components can also be customized. Configuration A set of components and connections that make up an audio system in the DME64N/24N. D-Sub Another common form of connector that gets its name from the “D” shape of the connector.
  • Page 75 Scene A complete audio setup including configuration data and the related component preset parameters. Up to 999 scenes can be stored for each zone in a DME64N/24N audio system. STP (Shielded Twisted Pair) Cable A data transmission cable consisting of a shielded twisted pair. This type of cable is more resistant to noise and interference than UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) cable.
  • Page 76: Head Amplifier Setup (Ha)

    Control Change ..............53 control I/O ................65 CP1SF ................... 59 HA ..................54 CP4SF ................... 59 HA Page .................54 CP4SW .................. 59 Head Amplifier Setup (HA) Page ...........54 Head Margin ................55 High-pass Filter ..............55 High-pass Filter Frequency .............55 DME64N/24N Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 77 [REMOTE] Connector ............19, 34 MIDI Setup (MIDI) Page ............52 Reset (GPI Page) ..............53 MIN ..................53 Reset (Slot Page) ..............52 Mini YGDAI (Yamaha General Digital Audio Interface) card RJ-45 (Glossary) ..............75 (Glossary) ................74 router (Glossary) ..............75 Misc Page ................51 RS-232C (Glossary) ..............75...
  • Page 78 Word Clock (Glossary) ............75 WORD CLOCK connection ..........33 [WORD CLOCK IN] [WORD CLOCK OUT] Connectors ..................19, 33 word clock master ..............33 Word Clock Setup (WCLK) Page .......... 51 word clock slave ..............33 DME64N/24N Owner’s Manual...
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  • Page 80 Yamaha Manual Library http://www2.yamaha.co.jp/manual/english/ U.R.G., Pro Audio & Digital Musical Instrument Division, Yamaha Corporation © 2004 Yamaha Corporation WC32570 406MWCP22.2-01A0 Printed in Japan This document is printed on chlorine free (ECF) paper with soy ink.

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